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RICKY D. A. ROSHELL is a multiple instrumentalist who has performed in a variety of pit orchestras on multiple woodwind instruments; including flutes, clarinets, saxophones and double reeds. He's performed in multiple symphony orchestras and wind ensembles as oboist and English hornist and he's led big bands as both a guest artist performer and educator.
He has performed with Keller Jazz Orchestra, Dallas Winds, Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, Blue Wisp Big Band, Flying Circus Big Band, and touring Broadway shows.
In 2019, he made his studio recording debut with Bomethius, a Dallas-based multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter. He can be heard covering woodwinds on Bomethius albums, Sweet Nothings, Inadiquit and most recently Awful, Pompous and Artificial.
As a member of the 2017 Disneyland All-American College Band, he played tenor saxophone and piccolo throughout the parks on a daily basis. He was the featured piccolo soloist on "The Stars and Stripes Forever" and has committed the solo to memory. It's his favorite thing to pull at out parties when it gets a little dull.
He has performed with jazz greats such as Ron Carter, John Clayton, Wayne Bergeron, Steve Houghton, Gordon Goodwin, Wycliffe Gordon, Gregg Fields, Jiggs Whigham, Javon Jackson, and Chris Potter.
As a member of the 2014 Lone Star Ambassadors, he played principal oboe on a two-week European tour of England, France, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Austria, Italy, and Germany.
Aside from his musical endeavors, he also has a background in martial arts and gymnastics. His martial arts accomplishments include two black belts in Korean Taekwondo, a black belt in Filipino Arnis de Mano, and numerous medals at the state and national level of competition.
In 2016, he began an internet challenge on Instagram called the "flip-a-day" challenge. In February of 2019, after 1,147 days of flipping, he concluded the challenge...but legend has it that he still flips to this day without the company of a video camera.
When he's not practicing his instruments or working on his kicking/flipping technique, he enjoys restoring and driving older vehicles. As of now, the collection consists of ten vehicles ranging from 32 years old to 20 years old.
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